As Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University, Dr. Brad Holmes conducts the University Choir and the Millikin Men and teaches conducting and music education classes. In his twenty-eight years at Millikin, Dr. Holmes has overseen the development of a multi-tiered program of traditional choirs and a variety of vocal ensembles led by a nationally recognized choral staff.
Choirs under Dr. Holmes’ direction have sung in every state but Alaska and in thirty-five countries. Annual tours have made The Millikin University Choir a familiar presence in concert series across the United States. Additionally, six coveted invitations to perform before conferences of the American Choral Directors Association have brought them national attention.
Dr. Holmes was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University for two academic terms and has returned to the UK for multiple guest-conducting engagements, choral workshops and tours. Other international invitations have taken him to Continental Europe, China, Korea and Japan. Domestically, Dr. Holmes has led more than three hundred choir festivals and choral conferences including twenty-five All-State choirs, regional ACDA honor choirs and church music clinics. His compositions are published by First Step Publishing, Santa Barbara Music Press, and Morning Star Publishers. Additional arrangements may be found at www.BradHolmesMusic.com.